Neal, Ann Elizabeth (nee Frost) (1859-1914)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by J.R.T.

On June 23rd Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Neal, entered into rest. When ten years old she became a scholar in our Petre Street school, having  previously been on the roll at Carlisle Street. For many years she rendered valuable service as a teacher.. Her scholars for years were organised into serving classes, and as head of the Sunday school stall Mrs. Neal was greatly successful in assisting the funds of the Petre Street Trust. It was a great joy to her to receive a Diploma of Honour. 

Removing some years ago to Abbeydale, Mrs. Neal joined our church there and won all hearts by her quiet, unselfish, Christian life. She took the liveliest interest in her husband’s religious work. While there was an entire absence of noise or demonstration, the sweetness of her Christian nature and the beauty of her Christian character were evident to all. Her husband’s testimony is striking: “I never knew her do a mean thing or say a false word.” Many letters have been received containing tributes of the highest significance.

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.”


Ann was born abt1859 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, to parents Thomas Frost, a file smith (1861), and Ann Tingle.

before her marriage Ann worked as a dressmaker (1881) and housekeeper (1891).

She married William Neal (1851-1941), a Refuge Insurance superintendent (1901, in the summer of 1910 at Sheffield, Yorkshire. Ann was the second of three wives. 

Ann died on 23 June 1914 at Sheffield, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1914/833

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